are encouraged to sport their best "mad scientist" costume and join
entertaining author Jon Scieszka for a fun-filled presentation about his two
most recent books in the Frank Einstein series – “Frank Einstein and the
Antimatter Motor” and “Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger.”
known for his picture books, Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books
including "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales”; “The True
Story of the 3 Little Pigs”; and most recently "Battle Bunny" with
Mac Barnett. Over the course of six books in his Frank Einstein series,
Scieszka, a former teacher, takes middle-graders "from matter to energy to
humans to life to earth and on through the universe from the smallest to the
largest objects." The character of Frank Einstein – kid genius,
scientist and inventor – loves figuring out how the world works by creating
household contraptions that are part science, part imagination and definitely
is also a nationally recognized reading advocate and the founder of “Guys Read”
– a web-based literacy program for boys. In 2008, he was named the
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Librarian of
Congress. His Time Warp Trio series, which teaches kids history, has been
adapted into a television show.
can take part in the mad scientist costume contest for the chance to win a
prize and have fun.
free author event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and
A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe.
Books will be available for purchase at the event and buying books
during Writers Present is a great way for the public to support the
author programs and keep them free. Books purchased onsite will receive priority book
To reserve a seat, call
the Children's Desk at 949-830-7100, ext. 5107 or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.